Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation
An estimated 293,000 people living in the UK have used Anabolic-androgenic steroids. However, there is currently no intervention to reduce usage available in practice, or academic circulation throughout the UK. This study aimed to test a novel hypothesis that increased levels of intrasexual competition may play an important influential role in the use of AASs. Significantly higher levels of intrasexual competition were evident in users compared to non-users but only in the novice group (0-2 years’ experience). The research provides evidence for intrasexual competition potentially influencing AAS use but only during the initial stages of usage.
Published inJournal of Health Psychology
- AM (Accepted Manuscript)
CitationHarris, M., Dunn, M. and Alwyn, T. (2017) 'Intrasexual competition as a potential influence on anabolic-androgenic steroid use initiation', Journal of Health Psychology, p.1359105317692145.
Cardiff Met Affiliation
- Cardiff School of Sport and Health Sciences
Cardiff Met AuthorsMichael Dunn
Cardiff Met Research Centre/Group
- Applied Psychology and Behaviour Change
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